One of the first thing that draws me as a reader to a book is the cover. As an author, I’m always curious about the design involved in a cover:  the colors, the fonts, the imagery, etc. The covers I share here are not a promotion for the book itself, simply an admiration of the cover or aspects of it.

AMY SNOW, by Tracy Rees

Left to perish on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy has never known love, never known family. Reluctantly given shelter at nearby Hatville Court, she is despised by the masters and servants alike. The beautiful Hatville heiress, Aurelia Vennaway, is Amy’s only advocate – she becomes the light of Amy’s life, and the centre of her existence. So when Aurelia dies young, Amy’s world collapses. But Aurelia leaves Amy with one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can unlock. A life-changing secret awaits… if only she can reach it.


My impression:  I love the white incorporated throughout this cover:  the winter clouds, the falling snow, the light, the blanketed ground, the dress the woman is wearing. The symmetry of the stone walls and embellishments direct attention to the woman. There is an air of mystery in her pose. I’m a fan of not seeing a figure’s face on the cover, so I love that her back is to the viewer. I also really like the pairing of the red print against the stark background. This is a great seasonal cover with a subtle hint of intrigue.


Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated at Flashlight Commentary. These lovely book bloggers also feature eye-catching covers:

The Maiden’s Court

A Bookaholic Swede

2 Kids and Tired

A Literary Vacation

Layered Pages


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